Netanyahu, Gallant will monitor hostage deal from IDF’s military headquarters

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

In this handout photo, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant (R) visit an IDF Central Command base, August 1, 2023. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)
In this handout photo, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant (R) visit an IDF Central Command base, August 1, 2023. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant will be at the IDF Operations Directorate’s command center at the military headquarters in Tel Aviv during the hostage deal, the Prime Minister’s Office says in a statement.

“The prime minister and defense minister will closely monitor the operation to bring the Israelis freed from Hamas captivity to Israel,” the statement says.

Netanyahu will be joined by National Security Adviser Tzachi Hanegbi and his military secretary, Maj. Gen. Avi Gil, and Gallant will be joined by his military secretary, Brig. Gen. Guy Markizeno, and his chief of staff Shachar Katz.

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